Study shows feasibility of cardiac PET/MRI -- with caveats

May 10, 2013

Cardiac FDG-PET/MRI is feasible on an integrated whole-body PET/MRI system, but the hybrid modality still must prove it adds clinical relevance to cases of ischemic heart disease, according to a study published online May 7 in Radiology.

The study from University Hospital Essen in Germany found good concordance with the simultaneous acquisition of FDG-PET and MR images regarding both cine and late gadolinium-enhanced imaging in patients with myocardial infarction.